Posidonia

Textiles, Fibres
Posidonia

Seafloor

Posidonia is one of the most important natural values of the Mediterranean Sea, but at the same time, it is also one of the most threatened species of the planet, 25% of its extension has been lost. To prevent that, in some countries, it's a protected species.

Though we cannot see it, there is a magical process happening under the surface. When the rhizome of the plant loses its fibers, the movement of the sea sews natural fiber balls that are given to us as a present, arriving at the Mediterranean coasts.

The objective is to create a very located material using those balls in order to benefit the economy of the regions around this sea and help local sustainable companies.

Additional information:
This material is created by sewing balls of Posidonia. Optionally it's possible to apply a mix of pine rosin, agar-agar, and water to prevent from losing its fibers.

Maker

Studiograma - Andrés Ramírez

References

Material Design - Posidonia Seafloor (Video)

Isola Design District Makes Their DDW20 Experience Virtual (Article)

Isola Design District x Dutch Design Week: From biomaterials to collectible design (Article)

Photo credits

Julio Feroz, M. Isabel Torres